Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dakar
Position Title:
Information Management Associate (U.S. EFM only)
Open Period:
05/26/2021 - 08/29/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 1805 6
USD $42,570 - USD $42,570
Work Schedule:
Full-time - •Full Time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Senegal, SG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret Clearance
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Excepted; Definite Not to Exceed 5 years.
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Information Management Associate (U.S. Citizen, Eligible Family Member only).  Position will become vacant in/about June 2021. Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end. 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The incumbent of this position performs most duties within the Information Programs Center (IPC) or in a customer service capacity at the American Embassy Dakar Chancery compound or its annex buildings. Incumbent reports to the Information Programs Officer (IPO) and is responsible for operations of the telegraphic communications system, manages and supports the Embassy's ClassNet, OpenNet, and peripheral networks, serving approximately 500 users from 15 agencies. Basic functions include hardware and software installation, configuration, maintenance and disaster recovery. Supervises 2 switchboard operators. Will assist in ILMS for DPM, DPO, Class Pouch, and IRM inventory. Will also use ILMS to place and track purchase requests.

Qualifications and Evaluations


At least two years performing progressively more responsible functions where emphasis is placed on analytical abilities focusing on Local Area Networking, computer operations and/or management, radio infrastructure and basic telephone knowledge required.

Education Requirements:

Two (2) years of college/university studies in general coursework such as English composition, math, education, and other general electives is required.


LANGUAGE: English, Fluent Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. (This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Specialized skill in problem recognition, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, rule application, troubleshooting and problem solving, learning and keeping abreast of a rapidly changing field, translating business needs into technical solutions, customer service, presenting technical concepts simply, self-management, and stress tolerance. Also need keyboarding, and numerical skills (the ability to read and interpret numerical data in excel spreadsheets or similar formats).


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1)AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


(3)FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret clearance.   This position requires a fully adjudicated Top Secret clearance before entering onto duty.

Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:  

1.Follow this link to the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at Click on the Announcement Number DAKAR-2021-023R2 Information Management Associate (USEFM). Click on “Apply to this Vacancy” in the upper left section of the announcement. Create an account or log in as necessary and complete the application.

2.Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) into the ERA system.

3.Review and submit the application.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Transcript

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)

  • List of references (optional)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission Dakar, Senegal.